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Communicating Effectively with an Active Addict or Alcoholic

The most powerful tool is the truth. Mincing words or walking on eggshells are common mistakes 'affected others' make. Simple, direct, and clear communication gives us our best chance to be heard.

Alcohol Addiction - the Straight Facts

by John Lee, Nov 2023

The difference between alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction (alcoholism), what puts you at risk of becoming an alcoholic and what to do once you’ve crossed that invisible line to addiction.

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Overcoming Depression: Feeling Good Again with Mindfulness

by Dr. Ari Hahn, Aug 2023

How Mindfulness can overcome depression, teach us how to ignore unwanted thoughts and help us choose what is healthy for ourselves.

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Depression, Chronic Pain & Opioid Misuse

by John Lee, Jul 2023

Learn how opioids can lead to depression, how depression worsens pain and what to do when you have both pain and depression.

After Relapse: How to Start All Over Again

by Jim LaPierre, Jun 2023

Relapse is common in recovery. But with perseverance, support, and a willingness to learn, every relapse can be an opportunity for growth and progress. Keep getting back up and moving forward towards a better life.

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